Robin Hood's Hole (Goldsborough)

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Coordinate 54.5544, -2.0711
Adm. div. North Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity On Goldsborough hill, Cotherstone, Pennine hills, Teesdale
Type Natural feature
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct?
First Record 1854
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Robin Hood's Hole on Goldsborough.
The feature named Robin Hood's Hole was (is?) found on Goldsborough. Here the hill is viewed from the south / James@hopgrove, Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-05-22. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-06.

Some feature – perhaps a small pond, cave or depression – on the flat peak of the 388 m high hill named Goldsborough in Cotherstone, was known as Robin Hood's Hole in the 19th century. The name is indicated on three 6" O.S. maps produced in the years 1854 to 1919.[1] The parish of Cotherstone, in the Pennines, then belonged to the North Riding of Yorkshire but now is in County Durham.[2] Goldsborough is situated in a large area of boggy moorland. contributor Mick Garratt noted in 2015 that "I went looking for Robin Hood's Hole expecting a cave or pothole but couldn't find anything."[3]




Brief mention